ATP Miami Open 2021: Roberto Bautista Agut vs Jannik Sinner-Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Veteran Roberto Bautista Agut will lock horns with Gen Z star Jannik Sinner in the Semi-Final of the Miami Open 2021.

Roberto Bautista Agut and Jannik Sinner
Roberto Bautista Agut and Jannik Sinner

Roberto Bautista Agut will take on Jannik Sinner in the Semi-Finals of the Miami Open 2021. Agut is currently the World no.12 on the ATP rankings and Sinner is the World no.31.  

Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Miami Open 2021
  • Match: Roberto Bautista Agut vs Jannik Sinner
  • Round: Semi-Finals 
  • Date: 2nd April, 2021
  • Prize Money: $93,000
  • Venue: Miami, Florida 
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court

Roberto Bautista Agut vs Jannik Sinner: Preview

Seventh seed Agut is a good player, and the hard court surface accentuates his game further. He has had some good results on hard courts in the last few months, like being a finalist in two ATP events, the Montpellier Open and the Qatar open. In the Miami Open so far he has had a bye in the first round.

Roberto Bautista Agut
Roberto Bautista Agut

In the second round he had a walkover win over Lloyd Harris. In the third round he overcame Jan-Lennard Struff in three sets. Against John Isner, Agut saved a match point en route to a three set win, 6-4 4-6 7-6. Agut’s biggest scalp was Daniil Medvedev whom he defeated in straight sets in the Quarter-Finals, 6-4 6-2. His opponent in the Semi-Finals is Jannik Sinner. Sinner is the future, he is the Gen Z, there is no denying that.

Sinner started a Miami Open with a bye in the first round. In the second he overcame Hugo Gaston. His third round opponent was Karen Khachanov the fourteenth seed. Sinner beat him in three sets 4-6 7-6 6-4. In the Fourth round he overcame Emil Ruusuvuori in straight sets 6-3 6-2. The Quarter-Finals had Sinner go up against Alexander Bublik. A tough match but Sinner won it in straight sets, 7-6 6-4. 

Watch: Sinner and Bublik Shine; Medvedev Battles Bautista Agut | Miami 2021 Quarter-Final Highlights

Roberto Bautista Agut vs Jannik Sinner: Head-to-Head

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner

Agut and Sinner have met just once before, at the Dubai open last month. That match was won by Sinner in three sets, 6-4 3-6 7-5. So the head to head is 1-0 to Sinner. 

Roberto Bautista Agut vs Jannik Sinner: Prediction

Roberto Bautista Agut
Roberto Bautista Agut

ITF Court pace rating classifies the Dubai Court surface as Medium and Miami court surfaces as Medium-slow. So the Dubai courts were faster than the Miami courts. The match played on a faster surface meant Sinner could outhit Agut in three sets in Dubai. But on a slower surface it will not be so easy for Sinner. These kinds of slow surfaces suit the kind of game Agut plays. So Agut is the favourite to win this match. 

Match Prediction: Roberto Bautista Agut will beat Jannik Sinner in three sets. 

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